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The Right CFD Consulting Partner

Posted by Mark Decker on May 23, 2019 1:58:00 PM

The right CFD consulting partner is aware of, and transparent about, the limitations of their CFD software tools as well as their own abilities.

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Topics: CFD

Autodesk CFD Tip - Cool Images

Posted by Mark Decker on May 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As expert CFD consultants, our clients often request photorealistic renderings which include the CFD results. How do we create these cool images?

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Topics: CFD

Can CFD Provide Reliable Performance Insight?

Posted by Mark Decker on May 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software is used to virtually simulate fluid flow and heat transfer conditions.  But can it duplicate real world results and provide useful performance insight?

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Topics: CFD

Convection, Convection, which Convection?

Posted by Mark Decker on Nov 8, 2018 8:58:35 AM

When performing conjugate heat transfer simulations with CFD software, it is important to understand upfront, what kind of convection the application may be subjected to.  The convection type may influence the creation of the fluid domain, selection of boundary conditions and solver settings to optimize accuracy and minimize run time.

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Topics: Autodesk Simulation CFD

Increasing Manufacturing Efficiency with Simulation

Posted by SimulationNation on Oct 25, 2018 7:39:47 AM

A major Detroit Automotive OEM came to us with a dilemma. They discussed wanting to increase the efficiency of their current processes by adding temperature-sensitive machinery to their existing transmission facility. However, the main concern was that the machinery would need to reside in an area where tempered air met un-tempered air. The fluctuations in the surrounding temperature would correspond with unacceptable deviations in the product, diminishing quality and potentially leading to structural failure of the finished product.

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Topics: Simulation

"How to Survive" with CFD

Posted by Mark Decker on Sep 13, 2018 10:57:23 AM

I have been catching up on episodes of The Last Alaskans and unlike other reality shows, the only drama in this one is man’s struggle to survive in a very hostile environment.  I was impressed with how they stay in small cabins during the winter (the camera crew stays in tents) when the temperatures get down to -30F and even lower.

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Topics: CFD

Pythons in CFD?

Posted by Mark Decker on Jul 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

No, I am not referring to the invasive species of snake that is currently wreaking havoc in the Everglades of southern Florida.  Rather, the focus of this post is the popular scripting language known as Python.

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Topics: Simulation

Increase the Accuracy of Your Next Simulation

Posted by SimulationNation on Apr 26, 2018 3:33:17 PM

It’s not always easy to maximize the effectiveness of design simulation, without access to the right resources when you tackle complex projects, especially with tight deadlines. However, when using simulation software appropriately, the benefits include:

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Topics: Simulation, Professional Services

How Manufacturers Reduce Unplanned Downtime with Simulation Software

Posted by SimulationNation on Mar 26, 2018 9:46:50 AM

We at Hagerman know unplanned downtime can be a major issue in manufacturing plant operations, and simulation software plays a significant role in reducing its negative effects. Before we get into how, though, we want to take a close look at what some firms are facing with downtime.

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Topics: Simulation, manufacturing

Finite Element Analysis: How to Validate Your Designs With Simulations

Posted by SimulationNation on Feb 20, 2018 10:15:00 AM

FEA can be done at any point of the design process and reduces the amount of experimental tests required, saving time and reducing cost.

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